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perl -ne '$"<($_=(split(/:/, $_))) and $"=$_;eof&&print$"' file.con
Throwing nuclear weapons into the sun
Making everybody on Earth disappear
A threat from an alien with a mighty robot
A new technology or communications medium
Providing a magic fish to a Miss Universe
Establishing a Group mind
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